Hard Lumps On The Body?
I have a 33-year-old husband, I just realized that in his body, especially his back and arms there are many hard lumps, which can be moved, most are scattered in the back area, I always invite to the hospital to be examined, but my husband refused because of fear, lumps this he said has long existed in his body and does not cause pain, I want to ask how to find out if the lump is dangerous or not and how to reduce it? Thank you very much
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A lump is another name for a tumor or in the sense of an unnatural protrusion on a part of the body. Tumors or lumps can be benign and can also be malignant. To find out this possibility, a direct examination by a surgeon or an oncologist is needed. Usually with a direct examination, the doctor can find out the possible causes and plan further examinations to determine.
Some common causes of lumps in the body, such as:
1. a fatty tissue tumor
2. oil gland cyst
3. multiple abscesses, but this condition is often accompanied by pain
4. trauma, usually accompanied by a history of trauma
5. protrusion of bones or muscles
6. skin cancer
In connection with your question, the presence of a lump in some parts of the body, possibly a benign fatty tissue tumor or called a lipoma. This condition can be a lump around the accumulation of fat (in obese patients) usually in the arms, back, abdomen, or thigh area. These lumps are usually painless, except when pressing on the nerves below them, in addition, the diameter can be between 3cm-8cm, but this size can vary.
Lipoma treatment, in general, does not require special care and prevention, because this condition is related to genetic causes of the patient's family. However, with early efforts to maintain ideal body weight is expected to prevent the risk of this complaint.
For the removal of this tumor, even if it is not taken it does not pose a risk to malignancy, but aesthetically and comfortably to the patient, this lump can be a separate complaint.
Therefore, provide support and understanding to your husband to want to do a consultation and examination directly to the surgeon. Thus, the doctor can conduct an examination and ascertain the cause. Even if the patient refuses taking action, this also generally does not pose a special risk to the patient.
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